This post was originally written 31 May 2022 has been updated 29th January 2024
With the cost of living crisis and fuel prices constantly fluctuating it makes sense to take advantage of your loyalty reward schemes where you can. You may already be using your cards and have gathered a considerable amount of points that can help you get money off your fuel or shopping expenses. Either way, these savings will soon build up quickly once you are using your card regularly.
Now is a great time to maximise your loyalty rewards and save money on fuel. One of the reward cards in your purse/wallet could be used at your local fuel station as well as your local supermarket.
Both UK petrol stations and supermarkets have teamed up to bring you rewards, and some offer points which result in money off at fuel stations. Hopefully, Warrantywise will be able to fuel your savings, depending on what type of card you have.
Tesco provides rewards in the form of vouchers when you spend money at their fuel stations. Here’s how you’ll benefit from using their reward scheme.
The card you’ll need: Tesco Clubcard
The reward scheme: You’ll get 1 point for every £3 you spend on fuel at a Tesco fuel station.
The reward you’ll receive: Your points turn into vouchers to help you save on your weekly groceries, fun days out and much more. 150 points will get you a £1.50 voucher.
Sainsbury’s Nectar Card
The Sainsbury’s Nectar Card is great as you can use it at Sainsbury’s petrol stations, supermarkets as well as Esso fuel garages. The reward scheme works differently when using it at Esso but we’ll go through how you can use it at Sainsbury’s petrol stations first.
The card you’ll need: Nectar Card
The reward scheme: You’ll get 1 point for every 1 litre of fuel when you fill up at Sainsbury’s petrol stations.
The reward you’ll receive: 500 points are worth £2.50 at Sainsbury’s. You can spend your points in-store or online.
Esso Nectar gives you points when you fill up at participating Esso service stations. You can collect and spend Nectar points at participating Esso service stations. You can either swap the points you collect to get 5p per litre off fuel at Esso service stations, or you can spend them at other Nectar partners.
How you can claim: Have your Nectar card, key tag or our handy app at the ready the next time you pop into an Esso station to fill up on fuel or snacks for the road.
Morrisons used to offer fuel rewards as part of their old scheme, however, they changed their offering back in March 2021 which resulted in fuel rewards no longer being available. They do, however, offer one-off spot discounts, such as their most recent one in February 2022, which gave customers 7p per litre of fuel when they spent over £40 in store. If you have a MorrisonsMore , it’s worth keeping an eye on when these offers are available.
Despite having hundreds of petrol stations in the UK, Asda Rewards does not currently offer a dedicated loyalty scheme which offers rewards for fuel purchases. The chain is said to be trialling a pilot scheme currently.
Using your credit card can also be an effective method for getting cashback, enhancing your Nectar or Clubcard points, and achieving additional savings on fuel. However, it’s important to be aware of any potential fees before applying for any credit card as they may outweigh any potential savings.
Sainsbury’s Credit Card
Sainsbury’s offers various credit cards, such as the 28-month 0% balance transfer card. All their credit cards provide two Nectar points for every £1 spent on fuel and one point for every £5 used in other purchases.
Tesco Credit Card
Using a Tesco credit card, like the Tesco Bank Purchases credit card, allows you to gain one Clubcard point for every £4 spent on fuel at Tesco, plus a point for every litre purchased. Additionally, for every £8 spent on other items, you can collect one Clubcard point.
Asda Credit Card
Asda also launched a new Asda Money credit card in conjunction with Asda Rewards, where customers can earn money back into their Cashpot every time they spend. Customers will receive 1% back on all Asda purchases, including fuel, optical and other services, along with 0.3% back on spend outside Asda.
NatWest/RBS Reward Credit Card
Acquiring a NatWest/RBS Reward Credit Card offers you 0.25% cashback at supermarket petrol stations and 1% on supermarket spending. This card includes a £24 annual fee, which is waived if you have a Reward current account.
Branded Fuel Schemes
By joining a fuel loyalty scheme, you’re not just purchasing fuel; you’re also accumulating points or earning rewards that can translate into significant savings over time. These programs often extend beyond fuel discounts, providing offers on in-store purchases, car washes, and even partnering with external brands for broader rewards.
Gulf Oomph Rewards
Gulf’s Oomph rewards scheme is a generous points collecting scheme that also allows customers to enter monthly prize draws to win top prizes. Previous competitions have included prizes such as F1 merchandise Bundles, Apple Tech Bundles, and family holidays all around the world.
- Earn points for buying fuel, car washes, and in-store purchases.
- Special rewards include monthly prize draws with prizes like tech bundles or cars.
- More generous in earning points compared to other programs.
Shell Go Plus rewards allows you to earn points on every spend at participating Shell stations and redeem points for discounts on Shell products and services.
- Replaced the old Driver’s Club program.
- Earn rewards for visits, including shop visits, not just fuel purchases.
- A visit counts if you spend £10+ on fuel or £2+ in the shop.
- Benefits include discounts on hot drinks, deli items, motor oils, and car washes.
- Frequent visitors can earn fuel discounts several times a year.
- Ideal for those who also buy drinks or use other services at Shell stations.
BPme Rewards is the customer loyalty programme from BP. Earn points when you shop at BP and spend your points on your fuel, in BP shops or online with partner sites.
- Points system for buying fuel and in-store purchases.
- Points can be redeemed in-store or with partners like Amazon and M&S.
- Convert points to Avios for British Airways Executive Club members.
- The program offers a low threshold for point redemption.
- Suitable for those who prefer flexible reward options and are Avios members.
Texaco Star Rewards
With Texaco Star Rewards you’ll Save 1p for every litre of fuel purchased. Buy 1 litre of fuel and get 1 Point (worth 1p). Spend 500 Points in-store and get £5 off your fuel or redeem 500 Points for a £5 Love2shop Reward Code.
- Earn points primarily through fuel purchases.
- Redeem points for vouchers once you reach 500 points.
- Points have a higher value compared to some other programs.
- Option to donate points to charity.
- Best for those who mainly buy fuel and are interested in charity donations.
- Less beneficial for those who make regular in-store purchases or use car washes.
- Each program has unique benefits, so choose based on your fuel and shopping habits, and whether you value shop purchases, charity donations, or flexible reward options.
It all adds up
With fuel prices currently at a high, it makes sense to take advantage of your loyalty reward schemes where you can. You may already be using your cards and have gathered a considerable amount of points that can help you get money off your fuel or shopping expenses. Either way, these savings will soon build up quickly once you are using your card regularly.
Another way to make small changes and generate big savings is by reducing your fuel consumption. Here are our 8 tips to help reduce your fuel consumption. They’re really easy to do and can help save you a lot when they are combined and used across the year. You’ll also find a suggested app that can help you find the cheapest fuel locally.
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